Not much new to report. My baby, who isn't really a baby anymore, hasn't undergone anymore color changes at this point. He did either tear or take a chunk out of his dorsal for some reason(I'm leaning toward the latter). He hasn't killed any of the shrimp lately, so that's a plus, but they still don't venture out much. I feel like an idiot because I unplugged his heater yesterday while trimming/replanting some things and forgot to plug it back in. It was so cold over night and today, when I finally realized that I hadn't plugged it in the temp had dropped to almost 70 from around 80. Really hope I don't see any ill effects from this :(
I moved my Nerite over to the 6.6 gal, and put some shrimp in there. I wanted to see how Pinkman would treat them. Shrimp are in hiding over there too. These damn bullies! Pinkman is so funny to watch with the snails though, putting on such a show. He doesn't attack the bigger guys, though he has been ripping off all the egg sacs the Ramshorn leaves on the plants, and I think eats smaller ones. I had one or two clutches that hatched, but I haven't seen any of the babies, save for two that I saw a few days ago. They may just be well hidden, but I'm not too hopeful. Anyway, the show he puts on trying to scare off the big scary snails is too funny. He swims sideways, flared up, trying to get as close as possible to them when they are on leaves or on the wall. Circles around and around them and seems SO irate that they don't give him anything back. Too funny.
And so here is a photo dump. Some crappy quality pictures of Pinkman flaring, but to be fair he's impossible to get shots of, he flees as soon as I pull out my phone. So at least he was somewhat occupied by the snails and I got some rushed pics. And then my little snail and shrimp friends.
"I'll show you you eeeevvviiilll pink ramshorn!"
Not the best picture of it, but Pinkman made quite the stacked bubblenest
MTS, RCS, and Amano shrimp sharing a meal
Agent Dunham with her Cherry friends, one of whom is airing out her little eggies! It's bittersweet, I don't expect them to survive. Half considering making the 10 an all invert tank and having the boys share the 6!
Agent Dunham napped hanging like this for a few hours. I love this darn snail.
The whole Mystery Family-
Then the Ram hitched a ride...
To the next meal!
I honestly think I like the Mystery snails best of all the aquatic beings. They are so comical and interesting! The shrimp are really funny to, when they aren't hiding and use the whole tank. Really makes me want to reconsider my set ups, but I dunno. I love the idea of having a little of everything in each tank. This seems to be the bane of owning Bettas...